Synchronic Proton Distortion Prototype Assault Rifle
- 102 Antiproton Damage (81.6 DPS)
- +60 Crit Severity Bonus
Chained Proton Damage
- 21.2 Proton x3
- Chain up to 4 targets
- +40% Critical Severity
The Synchronic Proton Distortion Prototype Assault Rifle is a unique weapon developed by Lieutenant Kalapo/B'Eler specifically for combating Devidians.
A prototype weapon originally developed at Memory Alpha to damage cloaked opponents, the Synchronic Proton Distortion Beam failed Starfleet field testing at Deep Space K-7 and the project was abandoned. It was later successfully tested as a hand weapon against non-cloaked opponents by crew from the U.S.S. DeWitt, but never entered production as a fleet weapon. Only a few prototypes of this weapon still exist, and this one has been modified with a secondary effect that is extremely effective against foes who are at a subspace variance from our reality.
This item is unique, so players can only have one per character.
Synchronic Proton Distortion Prototype Assault Rifles do not come with modifiers suffixes, as other weapons normally do, as they are already aitem.
| Improves ranged ground weapon damage.
Does not improve secondary effects.
Does not improve melee ground weapons or unarmed combat.
Tactical Officers Only
|Improves ground weapons, melee damage and criticals.||Both|
|Energy Harness Armor||+5% All Energy Damage||Ranged|
|Recoil Compensating Armor||+40% Critical Severity||Both|
|Integrated Targeting Armor||+5% Critical Chance||Both|
|Physical Augmentation Armor||+10% Physical Damage strength||Melee|
|Personal Shield + [Ene] Suffix||Chance to provide a 10% Energy Damage Buff for 4 sec when you take damage.||Ranged|
| Power Cell
Small - Medium - Large
| Small - +15 All Energy Damage for 15 secs
Medium - +20 All Energy Damage for 15 secs
Large - +25 All Energy Damage for 15 secs
Consumed on use.
- Although this weapon is good against single enemies, this weapon is built to be most effective when used against groups of 3-4. The tighter the group, the better. The best strategy is for the player to target someone in the rear of the group. Using this method, the chain fire will actually chain forward to everyone standing in front of the target, dealing heavy flanking damage!
- This weapon appears to be a reference to Ghostbusters. It is similar in appearance to the proton weapons from the film, the secondary fire is a proton beam with a similar "stream" effect, and it is provided specifically for use against the ghost-like Devidians.
- Although this weapon may never have been designed for such a use, is amazingly well suited for fighting Borg. Just as with fighting Devidians, the secondary Fire can be used to devastating effect if used against a group of 3-4 Drones. Using this method, a player can actually kill numerous drones before ever needing to remodulate.
- When introduced, this was the only ground weapon with two different types of energy damage: Proton and Antiproton. Since the release of Season Seven: New Romulus there are now multiple ground weapons with multiple energy damage types. As of Season Nine, This remains the only Proton/Antiproton weapon; however.
- Unlike most other ground weapons, this weapon is not visible on the players' back when not in use. Also, despite being called a "rifle," the player wields it like an Assault Minigun.
- With the secondary fire being able to chain, and primary fire acting very much like a shotgun bolt, this weapon is a welcome substitute for a Pulsewave Assault, and also has a slightly longer range. In addition, the damage dealt seems to increase with the player's level. Originally, this weapon could be obtained early in the player's career, but now cannot be obtained until level 35.
- The only downside of this weapon is that unlike how a Pulsewave Assault simply needs to be facing the general direction of an enemy, this weapon's target reticule needs to be pointed directly at an enemy, or else the secondary fire will harmlessly shoot the ground or wall, and be wasted. You will then be forced to wait 6 seconds for the secondary fire to recharge.